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About Elizabeth's Gone Raw
Elizabeth's Gone Raw is a one night a week affair where every Friday Night we offer an extraordinary dining experience. We merge our gorgeous venue with a prix fixe Raw Vegan Tasting Menu. Each course is created to evoke the essence of living foods, prepared with imagination and thoughtfulness, selecting seasonal organic products. Each dish boasts a variety of flavors, colors and textures combining raw ingredients in ways that are both healthy and innovative. All of our "cheeses" are made by blending fresh herbs with sprouted nuts and seeds.
Washington, DC 20005
Vegan, Vegetarian / Vegan, Organic
Hours of Operation:
Fri 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
14th Street NW
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Catering & Special Events
For an unforgettable wedding reception, corporate event or any other special occasion. Elizabeth"s Gone Raw is part of the Family of The Catering Company of Washington with more than 25 years in the food industry, our intimate approach has earned us the honor of extensive client loyalty, as well as repeated recognition by the Washingtonian Magazine as one of the area's most distinguished caterers.
We recommend that you park at One Franklin Square Parking located at 1301 K Street NW. (Parking entrance is on 13th Street, next to the Fire House Station) for $5.00. (Please remember to take our business card and coupon upon leaving to take advantage of our special parking rate).
Elizabeth's Gone Raw is located two blocks north of McPherson Square Metro station on the Orange and Blue lines. Walk out the 14th and H street exit. Once on the street level, walk three blocks in the direction of L Street. Turn right at 13th and L street. Elizabeth’s Gone Raw is the sage townhouse halfway down the block.
Private Party Facilities:
As the home base to one of DC’s most distinguished caterers—The Catering Company of Washington—we have over 32 years of experience designing the entire spectrum of catered occasions. If you’d like to discuss your vision, set up a tasting, or simply see the venue, please contact us.
Private Party Contact:
Elizabeth Petty: (855) 839-3754
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine
Elizabeth's Gone Raw Ratings and Reviews
The experience at Elizabeth's Gone Raw is quite unique. The food is definitely interesting and different. The service is top notch and the ambience amazing. The only issue I had was the total cost at the end of the experience. I took my two adult children. It is $80/person or $240. I added the wine paring for myself which is $55/person which increased the total to $305. On top of this total they include a mandatory 20% service fee--which honestly should be already included in the $80 fixed fee. This brings the total up to $361. Then on top of this total there is a 10% DC tax increasing the total to $397. So, my $305 experience ended up being about a $400 experience in a matter of a few minutes!
This was my first visit to Elizabeth's Gone Raw and I cannot wait to go back!!! The vegan/raw tasting menu was phenomenal - the chef crafted each dish to be pleasing to every sense, and each dish was a new "WOW!!!" moment. As a vegetarian, it is hard to find good quality vegetarian meals that are not just cobbled together; the Chef clearly put a lot of thought into creating a variety of dishes to please everyone, and he succeeded! The atmosphere is a beautiful home, with wonderful art and the perfect lighting for a romantic meal. The staff were exceptional; this is a fine dining experience where each staff you interact with is knowledgeable, friendly, and anticipates what your needs might be. Elizabeth (the owner) is also a charming host who clearly loves food and people; this was our first visit and she treated us as if we were old friends who were returning to dine with her. This restaurant is a unique dining experience that should not be missed!
Warning: Love letter. Elizabeth's Gone Raw is more than a meal-- it's an experience! Not only were the dishes some of the most creative and delicious I'd ever had, but even after 7 courses I didn't feel weighed down. Cheers to that!
Most pre fix- lengthier dinners can feel overwhelming; not here. The staff allows enough lull time between courses so you can digest (and discuss how amazing this food really is).
Another touch which really sealed the deal for me- Elizabeth herself engages with all customers AND clears the tables. I truly didn't want to leave. If you're questioning it- don't! Every aspect was spectacular and memorable.
Another wonderful time at Elizabeth’s Gone Raw! From the food to the venue it is a work of art! Wonderful service beautiful food!
The issue we had was the online menu wasn’t up to date when we went and we were so looking forward to the menu that was posted online. The other thing I would say is the dessert plate has been the most filling each time I’ve been there and I think if the other main plates were a bit heavier - similar to the dessert portion it would satisfy more people. It is a light lingering meal. The kale chip are delicious!
It is expensive but the meal itself is the experience.
I rarely rate restaurants at 5 stars but the dining experience at Elizabeth's Gone Raw was really fantastic. The tasting menu was phenomenal and the service was first rate. The cocktails were well done. Everyone was attentive and well informed. I truly enjoyed the entire experience.
I'm a vegetarian, and have tried top vegetarian restaurants in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, New York City and Philadelphia. Hands down, Elizabeth's Gone Raw tops them all.
From the exciting ingredients, to the beautiful plating, and from the impeccable service to the exhilarating culinary experience, there is extreme thoughtfulness, attention to detail, and dedication towards quality. Thank you, Elizabeth, for the amazing and healthful cuisine.
OUTSTANDING! Gorgeous elegant yet cozy comfortable environment. Food creativity, taste, and presentation beyond all expectations. World's best raw food dining experience! Still my exciting birthday treat every year though I moved from DC Metro area. Thank you for this wonderful place!
The BEST vegan dinning to date!! The customer service was timely, consistent, & polite! Each course was presented with great detail in description & in delicate construction. A tasting menu was printed with a birthday wish to celebrate a familial birthday in our party!
a unique and enjoyable experience. the setting is homelike (not homely!); the ambience relaxed and quiet; the food and wine wonderfully chosen, prepared, and presented. dining room staff and sommelier knowledgeable and helpful. on all, an evening to remember and to repeat.
We thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Tasting menu was unique, beautifully prepared and presented. Cocktails were tasty and thoughtfully well made. I wanted something resembling a whiskey sour and was not disappointed. Service and delivery of each course was timed perfectly. The aged cashew cheese was just outstanding and we left with two bags of the kale chips. Comfortable and attentive staff at all times. Upstairs dining room is beautifully appointed. The lighting is perfect to enjoy the room, the artistry of each course and the privacy of your table. I will certainly share our experience and highly recommend.
Occasion was a former coworkers birthday. The food was very good, the service was excellent . The cost was very expensive. I could gave done with fewer courses, larger portions and half of the wait staff. Hopefully that would reduce the cost. I was expecting the bill for the two of us to be around $150. It turned out to be more like $250. And we didn't have alcohol - thank God! Everything else was lovely but I won't be visiting again for a long time. I can afford it, just not a good use of my funds.
This experience could convert even the most committed carnivore. How Elizabeth can conjure up so many flavor profiles among a plate of vegetables speaks to her other-worldly culinary craft. We added the wine pairing option to our evening to explore organic wines from around the globe. A perfect night!
This was not just a "meal", this was an experience. We loved this place. We did the Friday night raw vegan tasting and wine pairing. Don't go here for "value", but go here for a phenomenal and fun experience with the most fantastic raw vegan food I have ever had. Every dish was a work of art and scrumptiously delicious. The service was impeccable. You don't have to be vegan to love this place and the food.
We recently decided to become vegan, so this was our first time eating at a restaurant with a raw menu. The experience was wonderful, starting with the delicious cocktails and crunchy kale chips at the bar and ending with dessert. All of the courses were delicious and beautifully presented. I especially enjoyed the stuffed fig appetizer and the ravioli dish with two kinds of quinoa. The service was perfect - attentive without being intrusive.
The menu changes every month, so I plan to come back again.
I️ want to start off by saying I’m no vegan, but I️ was more than impressed with Elizabeth’s Gone Raw. The food and wine pairing were both excellent. The ambiance was low lit, perfect for a date or special occasion. To top it off the had the best playlist and the music was great! Highly recommend coming here!
I can’t say enough good things about my experience tonight. Dinner was one of the best meals I have ever had. I even bought Kale chips for my plane ride home! Food is amazing and the staff treat you like royalty. If your in town on a Friday you have to try it.
Always amazing, Elizabeth's Gone Raw is tops for vegetarian food in D.C. Attention to every detail, very creative plant-based menu...I've been here about 4 times for special occasions, as my significant other is a vegetarian. I'm an omnivore, and I have never left hungry or disappointed. Always worth it.
Every Friday, Elizabeth's Gone Raw does a multi course raw vegan menu. Even for the non-vegan, it was a dining experience with attention to detail and delicious pairings that would make anyone a vegan. The sommelier was outstanding and would recommend the wine pairing. It was an elegant atmosphere without being fussy.
We were very impressed with the creative food and excellent service and enjoyed easy conversation with our friends (which is now always possible in some restaurants because of loud music). Each course was a beautiful surprise with interesting ingredients. We thought it was a little overpriced, but thoroughly enjoyed it nonetheless.
My wife and I have eaten in vegetarian restaurants for many years in different parts of the country. Elizabeth's Gone Raw was the best presentation, the largest variety of fruits and vegetables served, the most creative preparations and the flavors were both subtle and outstanding. This is a restaurant to be savored. We had dinner with the wine paring option. The sommelier provided excellent wines that, at once, enhanced the flavor of the foods while remaining unobtrusive with a great taste in their own right. We plan to go back.
The only thing that overshadows the exceptional and creative food at this gorgeous restaurant is the friendly, accommodating, and knowledgeable staff who tipped our experience into the realm of unforgettable. As a non-vegetarian/vegan/raw foodie, I'm always impressed when I leave a meal such as this one both inspired and full. Upon entering the stunning period townhouse with its salmon colored walls and elegant gilt fixtures, the tone has been set for a special, enchanted experience. What could be stuffy or pretentious is instead welcoming and inviting-from the smiling hostess to Max, the charming bartender whipping up fresh, inventive cocktails, to the magical, thoughtful wine pairings from Phillip, the equally charming sommelier, to the extraordinary menu served by expertly trained, synchronized wait staff. End to end this was an exercise in elevated, elegant dining which I would highly recommend.
A fantastic experience. Vegan Raw. Super clever. Some dishes "felt" cooked, but were the result of desiccation/ freezing etc techniques. Every dish in the tasting menu was well balanced for flavour and very well presented. Service was outstanding. This was not a cheap meal. But we definitely got what we paid for - wonderful, very labour intensive dishes, that we would not have found anywhere else. Service was also of the highest level. If this were open every day, it would have at least one Michelin star. If not more.
While the setting and ambiance were beautiful. We left here starving. Suggest this only for fun if you have an extra 275$ to spare for a date. Or if you must, have dinner first. The cocktails were delicious, but food courses were bland and minuscule portions. I understand the small portions served at nice restaurants, but theses were microscopic. We left hungrier than my husband and I came. Will not come again.
This restaurant for filled my expectations, as one of the 21 best vegetarian restaurants in the US according to one website!
Moreover the service was absolutely spot on with all of the seven courses in the tasting menu arriving to all 4 guests simultaneously on a regular pace, that was not rushed, so that our meal stretched out for four hour . As a result, when we left, we did not feel stuffed, and as the owner explained in one of her frequent visits to our table to check on us, this approach allows the body to absorb 100% of the nutrients into each course, without being flooded with too much food too quickly .
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